MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive134% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:17
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 462
106% 470 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 773
MC Mixed 736
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$340
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 324
Reflection 314
Parallax 322
100% 320 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 299
Splatting 245
108% 252 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$97
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 430 404 368 358 354 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 490
Mixed 405
SusWrite 398
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 68.4
236% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 28.1
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 40.4
SC Mixed 31.5
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 3,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $857
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